Entertainment

Lamar Theatre will present Neil Simon’s popular musical “Sweet Charity” on April 10-13 in the University Theatre. Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, the Tony-award winning musical tells the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a dance-hall hostess with a heart of gold and a past littered with bad relationships.

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Champagne & Ribs, Gift of Life’s popular annual event, is goin’ Cajun for a cause in 2014, and plans to put a whuppin’ on prostate cancer while having a heck of a time doin’ it!

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BCP

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Beaumont Community Players will present a clas­sic of American theater, Tennessee Williams’ Pulit­zer Prize-winning drama “A Streetcar Named Desire,” for three week­ends, beginning March 28.

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The Beaumont Art League (BAL) will hold its annual Nech­es River Festival Art Show Sun­day, April 6 – Saturday, April 19, with its opening reception sched­uled for Sunday, April 6, from 2-4 p.m., when the Neches River Festival (NRF) Royal Court vis&sh

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Tony, Maria and the gang, or gangs in this case, are com­ing to Orange! Troika Enter­tainment is bringing West Side Story, the classic Broadway musical that tells the tragic yet triumphant tale of two star-crossed lovers from culturally clashing clans, to Southeast Texas at the Lutcher Theater, and tickets are on sale now.

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Elegance and sophistication will be the hallmarks of the night as Lamar University celebrates the party of the year with Le Grand Bal: “An Evening of Art,” on Saturday, March 22.

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Turnpike Troubadours

From Oklahoma, the Turn­pike Troubadours will per­form at the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street on Thurs­day, March 20, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older.

Touring in support of their third album, Goodbye Normal Street, which reached No. 14 on the Bill­board country chart, the Turn­pike Troubadours name is derived from the bumpy Oklahoma toll roads and their hard living, folk singing heroes.

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Ronnie Milsap

Delta Downs welcomes six-time Grammy Award win­ning country singer Ronnie Milsap on Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $30 or $25 and can be purchased at the venue or ticketmaster. com.

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Sally Struthers

Winner of 10 Tony Awards includ­ing Best Musical, Hello, Dolly! is one of the most enduring Broadway classics, and it comes to the Lutcher Theater for two shows on Wednes­day, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$35 and can be purchased at the Lutcher, online at lutcher.org or by phone at (409) 886-5535.

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David Joel (courtesy photo)

Texans know country music, and Southeast Tex­as has birthed its fair share of singing sensations from Tracey Byrd and Mark Chestnut to the legendary George Jones.

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